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Politics War Room with James Carville and Al Hunt

NEW episodes available every Thursday.

Master political strategist James Carville and revered journalist Al Hunt convene a war room each week to discuss the battle for the soul of the nation. Join them as they gather the sharpest minds from across the country to see who has the most compelling case for the American people on the issues that matter most.

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And A Happy New Year

December 28, 2023   ·  1:09:34

James and Al welcome Pam Karlan, George Stevens, and Roger Altman to get their takes on the year ahead, covering politics, entertainment, law, and finance.  They discuss Trump’s legal troubles, the abortion battle, the strength of the economy, the state of Hollywood, and more!

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

December 21, 2023   ·  1:09:33

In this special holiday episode, James and Al welcome their spouses Judy Woodruff and Mary Matalin.  They explore the causes driving the partisan divisions that have come to define our politics and how we can bring opposing sides back together– both here and in the Middle East.

The State of the Nation

December 14, 2023   ·  58:17

James and Al analyze the ominous poll numbers confronting President Biden and the issues driving them.  Then, they fire off on the Ivy League following their public relations fiasco and tear apart the evidence-free House impeachment inquiry– with choice words for Speaker Johnson.

Religion & Speech with Professor Marci Hamilton

December 7, 2023   ·  1:11:04

James and Al welcome Professor Marci Hamilton for a wide ranging conversation about religion and speech.  They break down how the lowering of the barriers between Church and State goes against the principles of the founding, and explore where limits should lie on campus speech.

Evangelicals and Extremism with Tim Alberta

November 30, 2023   ·  1:44:54

James and Al welcome journalist Tim Alberta to discuss the modern evangelical movement and its alliance with Trump.  They investigate how the faith has been co-opted by politics and culture, why Democrats are seen as its opponents, and the reasons causing it to lose adherents.

The Day The President Was Shot

November 23, 2023   ·  1:22:04

James and Al discuss the Israel-Hamas cease fire and welcome Judge John Tunheim on the anniversary of JFK’s assassination.  They dive into his work reviewing the confidential documents that were released and weigh the events of that day in pursuit of the truth.

Generational Victory with John Della Volpe

November 16, 2023   ·  1:09:53

James and Al condemn Republicans in each branch of government and welcome polling expert John Della Volpe.  They lay out the state of Biden’s reelection campaign with a focus on the critical role of Millenial and Gen Z voters and how to make sure they vote Democrat in 2024.

The Return of the Religious Right with Thomas Edsall

November 9, 2023   ·  1:22:55

James and Al celebrate the election wins by Democrats and welcome veteran journalist Thomas Edsall.  They delve into the return of the religious right exemplified by the speakership of Mike Johnson, how Republicans have forsaken their moderate roots for votes, and what it will take to beat them.

Bibi’s Face with Indira Lakshmanan

November 2, 2023   ·  1:13:58

James and Al fire off on Mike Johnson and Netanyahu, and welcome AP Global Enterprise Editor Indira Lakshmanan for a dive into foreign affairs.  They discuss the effects of the accelerating conflict in Israel at home and abroad, and how it affects our support for Ukraine.

Strategy of War with Admiral Stavridis and Ehud Barak

October 26, 2023   ·  1:26:11

James and Al welcome former Israeli PM Ehud Barak to lay out the military options under consideration in Gaza and the priorities for action.  Then, they speak with Admiral James Stavridis to break down the status and role of American might amid the growing regional dangers.